The mark of the conservation professional
A small regular investment in maintenance can limit the need for, or extent of, expensive repairs: the annual cleaning of gutters and drains can be much cheaper and less inconvenient than having to cope with a serious outbreak of dry rot in timber roof trusses following years of neglect.
Old buildings also contain ‘embodied energy’. All the effort and materials it took to build them in the past will be wasted if they are allowed to rot, which is hardly a sustainable position in the Age of Sustainability.
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This guide provides an overview of built and historic environment practice for conservation professionals across the United Kingdom. It has been developed to raise awareness of the skills and specialisms necessary to properly manage, conserve and develop historic places and buildings. It recognises international, national and devolved UK legislation, policy and statements, and how they operate in practice.
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Context is the official magazine of the Institution. It is produced bi-monthly from March to December and is distributed to all members of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation. It provides news and views on all aspects of building conservation with regular articles by the foremost protagonists in the field.
Full copies may be viewed on-line six months after their publication, while the on-line archive also provides a searchable database and reference for key articles.
Latest issue no.133 added 10th September 2014
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Context is the official magazine of the Institute. It is produced
bi-monthly from March to December - the January edition being replaced by the IHBC Handbook and is distributed free to all members of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation. It provides news and views on all aspects of building conservation with regular articles by the foremost protagonists in the field.
Context is edited by Rob Cowan. All enquiries should be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org Context is published five times a year.
The Yearbook is the IHBC’s annual covering key current issues and carrying both information for members and contact details of our membership.
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Maintaining Your Property Makes Good Sense and Saves Money .
'A STITCH IN TIME' is advice for building owners prepared by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) in association with the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB).
You, the user, may print a copy of this PDF for your own personal non commercial use.
A Guide to Enforcement Action to Save Historic Buildings
IHBC and English Heritage (2011 edition)
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This IHBC authored version of the guide has been updated and superseded by the more recent guidance at https://historicengland.org.uk/images-books/publications/stoppingtherot/